by Corrine Michaels
Catherine Pope has never been enough. Every man she has ever loved abandoned her—from her father to her fiancé. She finally accepted the fact she would never be enough to hold any man’s heart and soul.
Then Catherine met Jackson Cole.
When her world literally collided with the sexy former Navy SEAL, everything she always believed is turned upside down and left scattered. He made her feel alive and desirable, consumed her with fierceness and loyalty—which completely unnerved her. Jackson got her in a way no one ever had, giving him the power to destroy her.
If she breaks down and gives him what’s left of her battered heart—will he protect it? Or will Catherine become an irrelevant part of yet another man’s life?
Will she get the one thing that has always evaded her – to finally be someone’s beloved?
Random Facts about Beloved
#1 Jackson's name was not always Jackson Cole.. up until about 2 weeks before it went to the editor it was Jackson Grant
#2 I rewrote the entire first 4 chapters 2 weeks before it went to the editor.
#3 Jackson was NEVER supposed to be a Navy SEAL.. If I showed you my original outline you'd probably ask when I was going to write that book.
#4 I have about 25,000 words in deleted scenes.
#5 Each of the men's names (other than Jackson) are named after actual SEALs we know in our life
#6 I have actually done that obstacle course .. ish I think I may have blacked out after.
#7 The girls names are all middle names of my friends ... If I ran out (or didn't like) the middle names their last names are there so I have a special place for each person.
#8 I knew the ending of Beloved and that's when everything in the MS changed.
#9 I HAVE to write to music! If I don't I can't write more than 100 words. Yet I can't read to music! Weird.
#10 All of the "places" they go are real. There is really the restaurant they go to (I had my 30th there).. the lighthouse really does over look the bridge/tunnel ... I'm going to visit next month and I want to take pictures.
#11 I was a Navy wife for 13 years so all the things they talk about with "manning the rails" or getting on base and especially Jackson's childhood are all very realistic. I wanted it that way. It's how we live.
#12 My best friend's husband is a SEAL, I've watched her go through so much and I tried to really portray some of the things she went through...
#13 The prologue is actually my 9th birthday.
#14 The prank wars are all real. I promise! Military guys are all HUGE into initiations and the pepper spray really did happen to my husband. I hate his friend still.
#15 My ex did in fact cheat on me but no I never walked in on it.
#16 The ending was supposed to be Mark not Aaron, but I loved Mark so much I couldn't do it.
Corinne is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.